Disability information

Regent’s University London supports disabled students, using the definition of disability from the Equality Act, 2010, see: https://www.gov.uk/definition-of-disability-under-equality-act-2010.

If a disability may affect your ability to participate in your chosen course or in campus life, please tell us about it as soon as possible, so that we can discuss your support needs with you. If you have complex needs, we advise you to contact the Disability Officer before applying. The Disability Officer will need to ask you specific questions in order to assess how best we can support you. You may be sent a questionnaire to complete. Depending on the nature of your disability, we may need to know more about:

  • Your mobility needs
  • Your accommodation needs – if you need to stay on campus, you need to contact the Accommodation Officer as early as possible.
  • Your ability to care for yourself - Assistance with daily living/personal care is something that you will have to organize yourself. UK students should contact their home Social Services department. Other students can contact the Disability Officer for further information.
  • Your ability to read/comprehend information and your ability to write (with, or without, the use of assistive technology)
  • Your ability to communicate with fellow students and lecturers, including your preferred ways to communicate
  • Your ability to do course assessments, such as giving presentations, taking part in group work or sitting a written examination
  • Whether your disability is likely to affect your class attendance (this is especially important if you have a tier 4 student visa)
  • Details of any specific equipment you might need whilst at university
  • Your ability to undertake the necessary academic workload for the course
  • Any relevant health and safety issues: for example, if you have difficulty evacuating a university building in an emergency you may need a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan.

If your prospective course includes off campus teaching as core modules, such as field trips, study abroad or work placements, it may be necessary to discuss this in further detail.

Subject to the exceptions given in our Student and Staff Confidentiality Policy, the Disability Officer will only share information about your disability with relevant staff with your permission. You will therefore be asked to sign a Disability Disclosure form.

Please be aware that non-disclosure of a disability may affect the level of support that the university may be able to provide.

Contact information:

Email:        disability@regents.ac.uk

Supporting documentation

If you have support needs due to a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) you need to provide an up-to-date full diagnostic report from an appropriately qualified professional. This is so that we can assess your needs appropriately and make any necessary reasonable adjustments.

For other disabilities please provide appropriate, up-to-date supporting documentation from an appropriately qualified professional (e.g. a doctor). Documentation must be on formal headed notepaper, signed and dated. It must confirm diagnosis, making clear that it meets the UK disability definition. Enough detail must be given to indicate the possible impact of the disability on academic study.

Students coming here for study abroad can contact their home university to give permission for their disability documentation/list of accommodations to be forwarded to the Disability Officer.

Supporting documentation should be in English, otherwise you will need to provide an authorized translation.

Student Support Agreement (SSA)

Once you have provided appropriate supporting documentation, you can have an SSA set up by the Disability Officer. This will list your agreed support and you will need to send it to relevant staff each semester. Please be aware that any special arrangements needed for examinations due to a disability, such as extra time, should be confirmed within your first 3 weeks of classes starting. 

Physical access to facilities

A detailed campus map showing the location of ramps, lifts, wheelchair accessible toilets and disabled parking is available. Wheelchair accessible toilets require a RADAR toilet key. A few classes take place in teaching rooms that can only be reached by stairs. If you have a condition that affects your mobility and you require ground-floor classrooms or lift access, Please let us as early as possible. The Disability Officer can help with making appropriate arrangements.

The Acland car park has dedicated disabled parking spaces for Blue Badge holders.

Last updated: 08 December 2015